Lottery officials have raised the Mega Millions grand prize to $830 million, giving players a shot at what would be one of the nation’s largest jackpots.
The next drawing is tonight.
The jackpot has grown so large because there hasn’t been a winner in three months. Those 28 consecutive drawings without anyone matching all six numbers has allowed the jackpot to gradually grow from its $20 million starting point in April.
The highlighted pre-tax $830 million prize is for a winner who takes an annuity option, paid out in 30 annual payments. Most players choose the cash option, which for Tuesday’s drawing would be $470.1 million.
Mega Millions is played in 45 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The game is overseen by state lottery officials.
The winning numbers for Friday 7/22/22 were: 60, 66, 14, 40, 64, — Mega Ball 16.
They may not have won the grand prize, but tickets for Friday’s drawing worth $3 million were sold in three states including New York and New Jersey.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.
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